We have spent two nights here now, one anchored in
the bay behind and last night alongside the quay. It is a harbour town with two supermarkets, both with smart danish food,
two hotels although one looks shut. We have been for a
drink in the other both nights.
There is a french yacht just along from us.
He has spent a month in Greenland and is now heading back to
France. His crew are both ski instructors, one of whom has sailed a
lot. Their wives are flying back today.
He built the yacht in steel himself, 30 years
ago and it still looks very good. He has taken it to many places,
including Patagonia which he says is like Greenland but it rains 300 days a
The Inuit here all have dark hair, but also
unexpectedly dark skin, until you think that a lot of the time they are at sea
or on snow, both giving dark tans. Even in a town like this there are very
There is a gold mine still in operation near the
town and gold jewellery in the tourist office/shop. There is also a stall selling locally caught fish, seal and
whale meat. When we looked in we thought the only fish on sale was dogfish
which did not look appetising. We were told afterwards that it was really
whale which I would certainly have bought.
This morning we have been sailing gently up the
We thought this looked good blue, 1,000 year old
So we sailed up to it and dropped the
Helgur took the hammer and broke off some
Whisky or orange juice with 1,000 year old blue ice
both taste good.